In this blog post I am going to teach you a few ways to fight late night cravings and prevent weight gain. It has helped me and it will also help you if you follow what i’m about to teach you.
Most people like to snack no matter what time of the day it is. But the worst thing you can do if you are trying to lose weight is eat right before you go to bed.
I do it myself but not in a way you might be thinking. If you think of people who like to have a few beers at the weekend, usually end of ordering a take away that only adds more harm than good, if their trying to lose weight.
If you trying to lose weight, no amount of exercise is going to reward you if you continue feeding your body with unhealthy food on a regular basis.
I know how it feels myself, I’ve been there and all alcohol does is makes you want to eat after you leave the pub.
I used to find it hard to go to bed at night without taking one last visit to the kitchen and making myself a toasted salad sandwich, a cup of tea and usually a handful of cookies.
You might look at me and think, “ah sure you can eat whatever you like and you won’t gain weight”. That’s not true, just because I’m in good shape now doesn’t mean I find it hard to gain a few pounds.
If I stop eating healthy and working out, I’m obviously going to gain weight. I’m only human.
But you can easily break a bad habit and create some healthy habits everyday that will ultimately help you lose weight over a period of time.
For most people it is just as easy to put on weight than it is to lose it. Not too many people want to put their body under enormous amount of stress in order to burn off a couple calories. Unless your like me and enjoy working out.
Make sure you have enough healthy food on hand to prevent you from eating processed foods late at night. You can still eat at night but not the kinds of food you normally eat.
Eat Small Healthy Snacks
1. Eat 4-5 Small Meals Throughout The day
2. Drink Plenty of Water
3. Eat Fruit, Nuts and Vegetables
The last thing you want is to have a full stomach before you go to bed, otherwise the food will just sit there in your stomach and will eventually turn in fat. That’s because you aren’t burning any calories while you sleep. Hope this makes sense to you.
Here’s what I do to prevent myself from binge eating late at night.
If I feel hungry late at night I might eat a bowl of porridge and a glass of water. If I’m still feeling hungry after that I eat some fruit, especially kiwis. I could eat a load of them, they taste so good. So, if you feel like binge eating only fruit, oats and drink waster.
It definitely beats ordering a pizza late a night. You catch my drift?
Water is a great way to prevent hunger, but not so much that you getting up to take a piss every 20 minutes. I piss like a racehorse if I drink more than 5 glasses in one go. I can’t help it.
Also if you eat enough healthy meals throughout the day you are less likely to want to eat more late at night.
That’s why it’s important to never skip breakfast.
Whether you are male or female, and you want to lose weight, then make sure to eat breakfast every morning. Most poeple who work a 9-5 job leave the house without having breakfast. They might pick up a coffee and a scone on their way to work but I wouldn’t call that a proper breakfast.
I use to do the same myself and it’s really just a habit you get yourself into. Those who eat breakfast in the morning feel more alert and have alot more energy throughout the day than those who skip breakfast.
It only takes a few minutes to prepare breakfast. Some oats, a banana, a yogurt and a cup of coffee or tea if you like.
Also if you eat 5-6 small meals a day it will help you burn more calories faster than if you ate 2-3 larger meals per day.
I know people who starve themselves hoping to lose a few pounds in time for their wedding day or a summer vacation. Starving is only mental torture in my opinion and eventually leads to overeating and as you know over eating causes for obesity.
Starving yourself is the wrong way to lose weight, the stress ain’t worth it! You might lose 2-3 pounds in a week but eventually you will pile the weight back on again and before you know it your feeling really frustrated and sorry for yourself.
This is quite common with most people who want to lose weight fast.
There are more effective ways for losing weight and that’s by eating regular, “palm sized meals” each day.
If you eat 5-6 small healthy meals everyday you have a better chance of losing weight faster than you did when you tried starving yourself.
All you really need to do is go to your supermarket and pick out healthy food and either prepare all your meals first thing at night or in the morning before you go to work.
That way you know all your food is within reach so that you won’t want to snack on biscuits, cake or pizza.
One night I stayed over at my friends house and he offered to cook me a meal. I said “Yea, go for it!”. To my suprise It wasn’t what I expected. While I was sitting down watching the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”, he handed me a full plate of chips, chicken nuggets and some pizza slices and a bottle of Fanta.
After eating so healthy for so long, was I really going to indulge in this junk? I didn’t want to upset him so i nibbled on the food instead.
Next day, I tore it up in the gym, hoping to I’d burn off the 1000 calories I consumed the night before.
It’s no wonder my mate is struggling to lose weight, If he’s eating that crap all the time why wouldn’t he?
You’d be surprised by how many of your friends are trying to lose weight, but as soon as you eat with them you realise their not bothered giving up their favorite grub, just to get in shape and feel healthy.
I suppose it all comes down to how bad you really want to get into shape and how much you are willing to make it happen.
If you are going to eat junk food often, then you may forget about getting in the best shape of your life.
I could go on and on writing but I always say the first step to losing weight and preventing late night snacking is to be willing to make a commitment to yourself that your going to lose weight and get in shape no matter what obstacles you face.
I’t pretty simple, eat regular small meals a day, drink plenty of water, exercise daily and you will be on your way to achieving the body you want for yourself.
Some people will say, “It”s said than done”. Let me just say, It becomes easier the more you do it.
You got yourself in the position where you are not happy with your body. Was that not a lot of work? Sure it was. And it has caused you to feel bad about your appearance. Think about how you will feel when you drop a few pounds and actually look and feel better in your clothes.
There are so many physical and health benefits to exercise that most people aren’t aware of.
Here are just a few benefits you will notice after you lose weight
- You will look more youthful
- Have more energy
- Feel more confident in yourself
- You will sleep better
- Feel Fitter
These are just a few benefits. So if you really care about your body then do yourself a favor and follow the advice above so not only will you put an end to binge eating late and night but you will have a clear strategy to help you achieve your weight loss goals once and for all.
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